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Windows 7: Not able to 'switch user' in my Win 7

21 Nov 2009   #1
hpb

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Not able to 'switch user' in my Win 7

Hi, I recently installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit on my system. Everything runs great except one thing. I'm not able to switch users like I used to on my Vista system. The 'switch user' is greyed out. I have 3 user accounts on my system. On my earlier Vista system, if i were to put the system in standby mode and then re-open it again, it would show me a password field (since that account was password protected) and a 'Switch User' button below the password field. However no such thing shows in Win 7. Both the vista and win 7 were home premium editions. Any clue on how to enable this here? Any help would be much appreciated!!


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21 Nov 2009   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

The accounts are probably corrupt and you may lose them. Go to control panel, users accounts and set up new account. If you can do this transfer everything from the corrupt account and then delete it. Make sure your new account is administrator.
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22 Nov 2009   #3
hpb

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

OK tried that. Still no "switch user"
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22 Nov 2009   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Go to power options. Change pasword requirements. Require password on wake up. Keep me informed.
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23 Nov 2009   #5
hpb

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

It was already enabled! Still nothing
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23 Nov 2009   #6
wysiwyg

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Which are you trying to switch to, Admin Account is not accessable in 7 Premium.
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24 Nov 2009   #7
hpb

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Just trying to switch to another user account (my moms) which is an administrator privilege account just like mine!
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02 Jan 2010   #8
rshedrick

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Same thing here

Having same problem with switch user greyed out. Try to go to the registry and disable fast user switching and then re-enabled with same problem.
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02 Jan 2010   #9
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Ok you are in your account, after sleep or whatever. If you click on the start icon, then you click on the little arrow right side, bottom, after the shutdown button, don't you see switch user?
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04 Jan 2010   #10
rshedrick

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Greyed Out

No I see it but it is greyed out. I am chatting with Microsoft right now will post if they find a solution 30 minutes now and now resolution. Ill keep my fingers crossed.
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